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Over 13,000 treated at Sindh govt's heatstroke centres: Sharjeel KARACHI: Sindh Minister for Information and Local Government Sharjeel Inam Memon has said that over 13,000 people affected by the heatwave have been treated so far at the heatstroke centres set up by the provincial government. In a statement issued here on Saturday, he said that the Sindh government has set up heatstroke centres across the province, particularly in Karachi. Sharjeel Memon said that thousands of patients have been treated at these heatstroke centres. While 822 patients died due to heat-related medical conditions and 650 other patients are still under treatment at various hospitals and heatstroke centres, he added. He informed that 60 heatstroke centres have been set up at KMC-run hospitals, 36 at other major hospitals and 61 at various other locations in the city. While 173 heatstroke centres have been established in the interior of Sindh, he added. The minister further said that free water tanker points have ...

SC directs NAB authorities to submit performance report  ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court on Thursday directed the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) to submit a comprehensive report about its performance and adjourned hearing of the case till Monday. The three-member bench headed by Justice Jawwad S. Khawaja comprising Justice Sh. Azmat Saeed and Justice Maqbool Baqar heard the case about the performance of the National Accountability Bureau. During the case proceedings, Attorney General Salman Aslam Butt submitted report about registered complaints, inquiries and references in the ...
Commission constituted to probe killings of TDPs in Bakakhel camp, NA told ISLAMABAD: Minister for State and Frontier Regions (SEFRON) Lieutenant General (Retd) Abdul Qadar Baloch on Thursday informed the National Assembly that an enquiry commission has been constituted to probe the killings of two Temporary Displaced Persons (TDPs) in Bakakhel camp. Speaking in the National Assembly, he said, the incident took place on Tuesday evening at the time of Iftar due to congestion in the camp. He assured the House that the responsible of the incident ...
Khursheed Shah favors arresting electricity thieves ISLAMABAD: Opposition leader in the National Assembly Syed Khursheed Shah Wednesday said that people involved in the electricity theft must be arrested and punished. Speaking in the National Assembly he said that, "I am in favor, the persons involved in the electricity theft must be sent to jail, if I am involved in electricity theft I am also eligible for the same treatment". The opposition leader said that the person using electricity must pay bill ...
SC hears petitions challenging 18th & 21st amendments ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court on Wednesday heard the petitions challenging the 18th and 21st amendments to the Constitution.The 17-member Full Bench of the Supreme Court headed by Chief Justice Nasir-ul-Mulk resumed hearing of the case filed by different bar associations of the country.During the course of proceedings, parents of martyred children of Army Public School also appeared before the court. A video of banned Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) leader Mulla Fazal Ullah was also shown in ...
No mercy for spurious medicines traders: Shahbaz LAHORE: Punjab Chief Minister Muhammad Shahbaz Sharif here Wednesday chaired a meeting to review crackdown against elements involved in business of spurious medicines. The Chief Minister said the heinous trade of spurious drugs would be controlled in the province and a vigorous crackdown had been launched for this purpose. He said that he will personally monitor the crackdown against spurious medicines, adding that elements playing with human lives deserve maximum punishment and will be shown ...
Govt desires opposition's participation in House proceedings  ISLAMABAD: Minister for Information, Broadcasting and National Heritage, Senator Pervaiz Rashid on Tuesday said it was earnest desire of the government that opposition parties had participated in budget proceedings. "It is our earnest desire that opposition comes to the House. Our eyes are still looking for them. We tried our utmost to bring them back," he said in National Assembly on a point of order to explain the situation emerged after opposition parties' walkout. "What ...


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Foreign Debt $61.805bn
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